Climate Change

Monday Community Calendar

Mar 9, 2020
Community Office for Resource Efficiency

Here’s your community calendar for Monday, March 9th, with a full moon in Gemini, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, where your library card opens more than just books, including: movie streaming, eBooks and audiobooks, digital magazines, foreign language learning, and research database online services. For the list of today's events, like Community Conversations: Outer Climate/Inner Climate at Basalt Library, click on the headline.

Shifting Gears

Local Tyler Lindsay returns on Shifting Gears to continue a cross-generational conversation with Will Evans about our relationship to this planet mounting uncertainty. This is part 3 of a 3 part series.

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Solar Rollers is a non-profit high school energy education program where student teams design, build and race high-performance, solar-powered R.C. cars. In May, the race comes back to the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

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WildEarth Gaurdians

New research released last week by MJ Bradley & Associates shows that Colorado is off-course to meet emissions standards mandated in last year’s House Bill 1261. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

A warming climate is already causing river flows in the Southwest’s largest watershed to decline, according to a new study from federal scientists. And it finds that as warming continues it’s likely to get worse. 

On February 10, Campamento Climático: Pueblos Contra el Terricidio concluded with a march in Esquel, Argentina. Raleigh Burleigh shares audio from that event and defines the term "terricide." Tune in at 5am on Monday, February for a conversation in Spanish with Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir and Proceso de Liberación por la Madre Tierra.

Kathleen Shannon

Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) has invited four different valley artists to make 8-foot by 8-foot billboards for public display starting next week, and the pieces will have some things in common. They’ll all be black-and-white, bilingual, and contain the same slogan: “THIS ART IS
MADE FROM CARBON EMISSIONS / ESTA PIEZA ESTA HECHA CON
EMISIONES DE CARBONO.”

Wednesday Community Calendar

Feb 5, 2020
Wilderness Workshop

Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, February 5th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library,  where community members will find a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. More information at Basalt Library dot org. For a list of today's events like Wilderness Workshop Naturalist Nights at the Third Street Center follow the headline...

When Blondie's Diner closes around 9 p.m. and a table of hunters finish their green chili cheeseburgers and head back to their hotel, the town of Naturita feels a bit like a ghost town.

There are two new marijuana dispensaries still open late with green neon signs, but on a November night at the start of hunting season, not many customers are partaking.

The only sound punctuating through the cold evening is a semi-truck idling in the parking lot of the Rimrocker Hotel, its driver trying to stay warm.

It's a good day when Tammie Delaney hears a train rumbling down the tracks outside of the century-old granary building she owns in Hayden.

"Oh, you get the train noise today!" she shouts as a train whistle pierces the usual silence in the small town of about 2,000 people.

The train whistles are an indicator of the economy in the Yampa Valley.

Every time thick, dark rain clouds move over the deserts that surround Las Vegas, there's an anticipatory buzz. Flora and fauna alike begin preparing for the rare event, lying in wait for the first few drops.

Todd Esque is usually waiting for them too from his office in Henderson, Nevada. He knows how much desert life depends on their arrival. So when they do come, he's smiling.

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James Ennis


  A new study by media and analysis firm Corporate Knights reveals that Colorado's Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) lost over 1.7 billion in retirement savings since 2009 by continuing to invest in fossil fuels. Climate activists hope the new data could convince PERA's Board of Trustees to take divestment action.

Students from Aspen to New Castle gathered at Third Street Center for the Third Annual Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit. KDNKs Amy Hadden Marsh and Lucas Turner were at the event, and have the details.

Today was the third annual Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit. Students from six local schools met at Third Street Center in Carbondale to share presentations on topics like Health of the Roaring Fork River, Impacts of Snowmaking, Hydro Power, Grey-Water Use and more. Sarah Johnson is the director of the Youth Water Leadership Program, the group that organizes the event. She spoke about what makes this year’s summit stand out.

Calla Rose Ostrander

Climate Change Innovations Advisor Calla Rose Ostrander returns on The Inner Game, this time in-person, to discuss wise leadership and carbon sequestration. Listen to part 1 here.

Pueblos Contra el Terricidio

In early February, Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir hosts a climate camp at Mapuche Lof Pillañ Mahuiza in Argentina. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interprets an interview with Weychafe Moira Millán from 2019 to set the context for this upcoming, international gathering of indigenous peoples in defense of life on Earth.

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Climate change can elicit strong emotions like anger, fear, and grief. And, Aspen therapist Emily Supino wants to help. She’s offering free group sessions open to anyone, beginning next week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Supino to get the details. 

Calla Rose Ostrander

Calla Rose Ostrander is a Climate Change Innovations Advisor to individuals and organizations dedicated to stabilizing Earth’s climate. For the past 3 years she has directed the Carbon Project to scale up a massive innovation in compost application to regenerate soil with carbon from the atmosphere. Hear how her Waldorf education has given her a unique approach as a leader.

Trees, Water & People

Trees, Water & People is an international, Colorado-based nonprofit that has been addressing the roots of migration with climate vulnerable communities for 21 years. Executive Director Sebastian Africano and Vice President of the Board of Directors Jon Becker stopped by KDNK ahead of their presentation at Rocky Mountain Institute on November 1st at 5pm to share about the organization's projects.

Climate change has been called the new normal. But residents in some parts of the Southwest say after living through the last two years, there’s nothing normal about it. 

Communities in the Four Corners -- where the borders of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona meet -- have been bouncing between desperately dry and record-breaking moisture since the winter of 2017, forcing people dependent on the reliability and predictability of water to adapt.

Valley Voices: Carbondale Climate Rally

Sep 26, 2019
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Today's show features student speeches and comments from those who attended Carbondale's Climate Rally. What have you noticed about climate change?

Ross Montessori Students Reflect on Climate Change

Sep 24, 2019
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Over 100 people gathered in Sopris Park Friday for the Climate Strike, organized by 350 Roaring Fork. The event coordinated with other strikes around the world. Speakers included Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson, Dr. Greg Feinsinger, Arn Menconi, and local youth. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with students from Ross Montessori after the event.

A strike for Climate Action at Sopris Park tomorrow will feature speeches from students, local government officials, climate activists and more. The event is one of more than 800 actions across the country, ahead of next week’s UN Climate Summit in New York. Fred Malo, a volunteer for 350 Roaring Fork, is the primary organizer of the event.

Visionary Aerials

Anders Carlson and Maiah Saucedo of Visionary Aerials joined Raleigh Burleigh to share about their coverage of Climate Week in New York City.

Roaring Stories

In early June, six local storytellers took the stage at Carbondale's Rock Bottom Ranch for the second annual Roaring Stories, presented by the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, Writ Large, ACES, and KDNK. The stories they told reflect their thoughts on climate change and when it became real for each of them. This week on Express Yourself, we hear from Annie Worley. Local performing artist Alya Howe is the MC.

Valley Voices: Andy Mueller on the Grand Bargain

Sep 12, 2019
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Water officials across the West are talking about a Grand Bargain that would change the 1922 Colorado River Compact. For this week's Valley Voices, host Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Andy Mueller, director of the Colorado River Water Conservation District, to find out more about the deal.

Roaring Stories

In early June, six local storytellers took the stage at Rock Bottom Ranch for the second annual Roaring Stories, presented by the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, Writ Large, ACES, and KDNK. The stories they told reflect their thoughts on climate change and when it became real for each of them. This week on Express Yourself, we hear from Beatriz Soto. Local performing artist Alya Howe is the MC.

Lucas Turner

Andrew Romanoff, democratic candidate for US Senate in 2020, joined a group of citizens wednesday evening at Bonfire Coffee to talk policy priorities and politics. Primary topics included climate change, gun reform, and mental health. KDNK's Lucas Turner joined the crowd to learn more about this candidate.


Oil & gas-dependent economies could take a hit in the future as investors grow tired of losing money on fracking operations. KDNK News Director Lucas Turner interviews Justin Mikulka, a writer for DesmogBlog about overspending, investor woes, and a shortage of tier-one acreage.

News Brief: Study Shows Contrails Add to Global Warming

Jul 12, 2019
Bob Berwyn

Contrails from jets are a growing contributor to global warming. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with freelance environmental reporter Bob Berwyn about his recent piece for Inside Climate News, featuring a new study on contrails.

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